Wednesday, April 6, 2011

6 April

Seal used on KKK Supreme Council
documents until 1896
1896 - Orders aimed at strengthening the internal organization, including the implementation of new secret signs, and the financial capacity of the Kataastaasang Kagalanggalangang Katipunan nang manga Anak nang Bayan (KKK), the secret revolutionary organization aimed at liberating the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule, are issued by the Supreme Assembly and Supreme Council; during the same meeting, Katipunan co-founder and Supremo Andres Bonifacio y de Castro reminds all members to strictly follow said orders as the council also announces the immediate expulsion of all erring Katipunan members; the 11-point orders of the KKK Kataastaasang Kapisanan [Supreme Assembly] and the Kataastaasang Sangunian [Supreme Council] include listing certain expelled members as "Traitors," such as Jose Turiano Santiago for supposedly disparaging the Katipunan before the family of patriot and polymath Jose Rizal y Mercado; the new secret signs approved include placing one's right hand on the left shoulder to signify that everything is all right and the password  "Na Sa Anak Bayan" [With the Children of the People]. 

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